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Supplier Quality Engineer (Nashua) in Nashua, NH at Global Partner Solutions

Date Posted: 1/22/2019

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Supplier Quality Engineer - Nashua, NH

6 months assignment

1st shift

Position Description:

We are looking for an experienced Supplier Quality Engineer with expertise in the Mechanical commodities to implement tools and processes to insure suppliers starting new work are prepared and have robust plans to deliver first time quality to program customers. This position will:

  • Investigate, evaluate, and resolve supplier quality problems by conducting audits, analyzing defect trends, and leading continuous improvement projects.
  • Conduct capability assessments that verify supplier qualifications, travel to assigned suppliers, and lead multiple projects to completion.
  • Utilize analytical skills to find innovative solutions to quality-related issues.
  • Ensure suppliers understand requirements and expectations, make progress reports and present findings. 
  • Utilize supplier Scorecards/metrics and analytical tools to quantify performance levels of individual suppliers and work with those suppliers to develop improvement plans to achieve 100% quality performance
  • Evaluate the impact of nonconforming product and assess suppliers’ corrective actions
  • Champion problem solving and root cause analysis activities with suppliers to eliminate recurrence of non-conformances
  • Perform Source Inspection of product at supplier locations
  • Perform and Evaluate First Article Inspections per the requirements of AS9102 as well as train suppliers to meet BAE’s expectations
  • Drive “Zero Defect” mentality within the supply base.

Skills Required:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to comfortably learn and adapt to new (company) software tools and databases necessary for the job; such as Autotime, TipQA, PDM, Excel, etc.
  • Ability to identify trends from complex data streams

Skills Preferred:

  • Lean Six Sigma Green / Black Belt
  • Eligibility for DOD Secret security clearance

Experience Required:

  • 5+ years of relevant work experience in Supplier Quality Engineering
  • Working knowledge of AS9100 Quality System and AS9102B First Article Requirements
  • Experience with Machining and Fabrication mechanical inspections, measurement equipment and instrumentation, and product test.
  • Familiar with Composite material machining and fabrication.
  • Experience and knowledge of brazing processes (Dip and Vacuum).
  • Experience in Special Process application and validation (i.e. plating, paint, welding, heat treat)
  • Solid knowledge in Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Working knowledge of supply chain logistics from raw material to finished goods including experience with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system/Quality Management Software system

Experience Preferred:

  • Experience in Avionics or Defense Electronics Prime Contract environment
  • Experience in a high volume manufacturing environment
  • Strong understanding of 8D problem solving methodology
  • Ability to generate cost reductions
  • Experience executing or coaching suppliers on AS9102 FAIs and PPVs
  • Working knowledge of APQP and PPAP techniques

Education Required:

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Technical field